Soleil

Credits

Designer(s)
Wolfgang Homola
Foundry(ies)
Type Together
Release Year
2011
Country of Origin
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Classification
Sans Serif, Geometric Sans
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
Type Together
Tags
display, geometric, sans

Background

Soleil, designed by Wolfgang Homola, is a geometric sans serif typeface. Unlike most existing geometric sans serif typefaces, it has asymmetrical counters, making it look fresher, more dynamic and more contemporary. Simple geometric forms – such as the circle or the square – played a certain role in the design of the letterforms, but in order to introduce more fluidity into the rather stiff and rigid concept of geometric sans serif typefaces, a lot of optical corrections were necessary.
Soleil is based on the modernist ideas of simplicity, clarity and reduction to essential forms. Yet its letter shapes are not the result of geometric construction, but of a design process that brings together simplicity and fluidity, clarity and rhythm.
Soleil has a rather large x-height, making it legible also in small sizes or from a bigger distance. The typeface family consists of six weights.

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Last edited by Dave Dawson on November 25, 2011, 04:09pm EST

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